February 22, 9 am news update: FS Jaishankar on India-China relationship, Trump to spare US ‘dreamer’ immigrants from crackdown, Stent cap- Hospital made huge profit

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Talking to the Chinese media here on Tuesday, Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that counter-terrorism is one area in which China and India should make special efforts together.

Talking to the Chinese media here on Tuesday, Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that counter-terrorism is one area in which China and India should make special efforts together. “China has a very strong, principled position on counter-terrorism.

India, China should make special efforts for counter-terrorism: Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar

Talking to the Chinese media here on Tuesday, Indian Foreign Secretary Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that counter-terrorism is one area in which China and India should make special efforts together. “China has a very strong, principled position on counter-terrorism.

We hope the position China already has will be further implemented,” Jaishankar told Global Times, saying that discussions with China over the matter are still going on. On the issue of India’s absences from the One Belt and One Road initiative that includes the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which passes through Kashmir, a region claimed by both Islamabad and New Delhi, Jaishankar said, “For us, there are questions of sovereignty which need to be addressed first.”

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Before PM Modi’s stent cap move, distributors, hospitals fetched whopping 196% and 654% profit margins

Stent pricing has become one of the most talked about issue during the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Elections 2017 with Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising it to woo voters in the state. Regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has directed hospitals to prominently display revised price list of stents while ordering manufacturers and importers to report to it in case of withdrawal or non-availability of products. “All hospitals which are billing to the patients must display the revised price list of the cardiac stents on a conspicuous past of the premises of the hospitals in such a manner so as to be easily accessible to public…,” NPPA said in a notification. NPPA further said that state drug controllers have also been sensitised on this issue and would be inspecting more hospitals in the coming days to check the compliance with its price cap order issued last week.

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US President Donald Trump to spare ‘dreamer’ immigrants from crackdown

President Donald Trump’s administration plans to consider almost all illegal immigrants subject to deportation, but will leave protections in place for immigrants known as “dreamers” who entered the United States illegally as children, according to official guidelines released on Tuesday. The Department of Homeland Security guidance to immigration agents is part of a broader border security and immigration enforcement plan in executive orders that Republican Trump signed on Jan. 25. Former President Barack Obama, a Democrat, issued an executive order in 2012 that protected 750,000 immigrants who had been brought into the United States illegally by their parents. Trump has said the issue is “very difficult” for him.

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